FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are back on the road once again to finish off the 2016 calendar year.The Huskies have played ten of their last 11 games at the North Peace Arena, where they have gone 7-3-1-1 so this season. The Huskies are also 5-1-0-0 on the road, and head coach Todd Alexander says that though they won’t have a home crowd to cheer them on, the team is excited for the road trip.The Huskies are in action on Saturday night for their fourth game this season against the Beaverlodge Blades. The Huskies have beaten the Blades 11-1 and 21-2 on home ice so far this season, but lost their only away game against the Blades 8-6 on October 15th. In that game, the Blades’ Evan Tordiff scored six goals for Beaverlodge, and Alexander says that good defence and shutting down Tordiff’s game will be crucial if the Huskies want to get the two points.- Advertisement -On Sunday, the Huskies will be heading to Clairmont for a game against the Grande Prairie County JDA Kings. The Huskies have a 1-1 record against the Kings, with both teams winning in their respective home barns. However, Alexander said after their loss to Grande Prairie back on October 29th that the game was much closer than the 4-1 final score would lead one to believe.The puck drops on Saturday night at 8:00, and on Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Both games can be streamed live on the Huskies’ Ustream page here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/akPGzbb9eNa.
MARTIN O’NEILL has refused to rule out an international return for Shay Given after the Donegal man’s loan move to Middlesbrough.Shay could be back in the Ireland squad.O’Neill said that no discussions have taken place between himself and Given.However, he is open to speaking to the 37-year-old if there is desire from the player’s side. The veteran netminder retired from the international sphere after Euro 2012 before subsequently hinting that he was open to a comeback under Giovanni Trapattoni.He had fallen out of favour with Aston Villa, but a short term switch to Middlesbrough has ended Given’s long spell in the wilderness and O’Neill is monitoring his situation.“I would not discount that, not discount that at all,” he said.“I haven’t spoken to Shay. I would do at some stage. If he turned around and said, “Listen, I’m back” – he’s now out on loan at the moment – I wouldn’t discount it. “I’m having a conversation here about somebody I haven’t spoken to. I know Shay, I’ve met him a number of times but that’s before I’ve taken the job. That is something that I certainly wouldn’t rule out if I had a conversation and he was thinking about coming back. I might be a million miles out of my depth here because he might have no intention of coming back.”O’NEILL REFUSES TO RULE OUT COMEBACK BY SHAY was last modified: December 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IrelandMartin O’NeillShay Given